Armenia’s Hrachik Babayan comes 5th in 10m Air Rifle event at Baku Games

Armenia’s Hrachik Babayan, 18, came 5th in the final of the 10m Air Rifle event at Baku Games.

He earned 629.3 points, setting a new European youth record in the qualification round.

The result ensures an Olympic berth for Armenia at Rio 2016.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS